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Sho had Hie "Tin.'
" Once I loved a charming fairy, .
And I thought to wed her loo ;
With a laugh aud grace o airy,
I coiUd do not else bo I woo ;
3ot my pa said, "hark ye, Harry,
Thia poor maid yoa steed uot win,
For 1 awear yon ahali net marry
With a girl who has no 4ii.7 "
Troe, her only wealth was beauty,
- And a heart as pure a snow ;
But 1 felt bound op by duty,
So I let sweet Nettie go.
Then I turned and feeling busily,
Thrust my banda ray pocket iu,
Looking for a wife) :hoagh really,
For a wile with lets of "lia."
Soon I met a rcaiden pretty,
' Mes as blue as Heaven above,
Golden curie jast like my Nettie;
Money too. Who would not love 1
"Whilst my heart wassiiil a burning,
Cupid's arrow sped Tight ia ;
But tbe saucy maiden learning
I was out in aearch e! "tin,"
Tossed her ringlets in defiance.
Said "her pnr-e wa not to let ;"
Slid ' oil men she'd no reliance."
And she left it: a in a pet.
; While i wenl rfi-tracred nearly,
' Such a fix as t was in 1
1 had lov'U (he marten -dearly.
If he had not had '.be "tin."
. sv '
Thna my hope are ever blighted
One by o.e they tiJ adieu,
Ti to gold my troili i plighted,
Beauty, I may never woo.
Yes, to gold or rather greenback.
(Thinking ot the times werre in,
Copper is oar only hari tack,
Paper now oar only ".in.'')
Now ray cn!y hope i F.iiinrs,
Forty summer o'er her head,
fA"nd I also judgp, some winters,
Have with rn finger sped.
, At Misa Flinter.' heart I'm knocking,
- And, I think, sbe'lf lei me in ; j
,tet me in without much talking.
Though I only want her "tin."
sa. . -J
Thb Close ofihc Was-. A week! It
is bat a abort time indeed, but ita events are
a host, its change many. To whom has
the week just closed brought jiy? to whom
orrow 1 to whom riches? to whom poverty?
to whom friend ? in whom en'miei to
whom lo ? to whom miery ? to whom
happiness? to wLotu sioknei' ? lowrmn
health I to whom li'V ? 'o wtmiri h ?
What! all lhe-e changes in one w-ek !
Yes, and a host more numemo- than the
sands cf the sea. Many, who see the dawn
ing cf the present week, will be in another
wo rid ere it cloe! many n port jvhom for
tune smiled but a week ago, are now groan
ing ben eatb the withering Irown of pover
ty; many who were floating gently on the
bark of life, o'er the unroffled sea of happi
ness a week ago, are now wrecks of ruin on
the shores of affliction ; many upon whom
the snn of last Sabath shone propitiously,
i have ere thia time met wi.h some i'l for
tune and are lamed upon tbe world the chil
' dren of poverty ; and many whose expec
tation! and bopes were beaming forth,
bright and prosperous, at the dawn of this
week, find themselves at its close, tbe sad
and miserable beings of cruel disappoint
ment. And soch is the life of man! It re
object to changes in a week, a day. 'nay,
wveo an hour. The world is still in com
arotion revolution succeeding revolution
lime whirling on its rapid progress, leav
ing tebindits fracea ef instruction, and
even in a imill comtnenrly, rnany thrilling
exciting circumstances might be aummed
ap and recoreed at ibe close of each. E.P.
Wkipplt. . '
Temporary Rkhovil or th Nvtiohai
CarnoL Membera of Congress who bare
already arrived in Washington city.and who
ere appalled at ibe filthy condition of that
locality, are dicosring the practability ot
temporarily removin; the National Capitol
to Philadelphia. U is declared that the
'rholera' will certainly ra in this country
next summer. Conare-s will be iu the
faidrt of au importani esion m the beated
term, and as ihe condition cf Washington
is ancb. as to provoke tne virnlence of "he
he!era,it is propo.-ed to bold the approach
ing session of itat body in Philadelphia.
'Of ccorte, this i nothing mere than a sug
gestion in Is present hape. B: there is
no ilenjing that Washington city is in a
wofolly filthy rondition, so much so that
members of CotijreM are not to blame for
s-ekins a refuse from dirraie in the cleanly
and healthy locality of Philadelphia.
' ..- . - i ' ,
Mrs who boal loodiy that they never
lisw qtjartar ia time of danger are ceriaia
t3 ct?-ar scat fcillitiT.fes24cnii.
The great expectations of the community
in regard, to Rose Wilder 'a eitlemeat in
life had never tan realized. She was an
attractive girl. with a face that one would
pick out in a crowd and always remember.
It is sayinjj much of a face to say this.
Most races are lost in the light of others.
Met, in its distinctive character, was so
superior ilia: it was always recognizable and
striking amid a boat of others. We associ
ate such faces with intellect and character
above the mediocrity, and the association
was correct in Roe Wilder case. Add lo
these personal attractions, a father' wealih,
handsome honae, and all the parapherna
lia of stylish living in the most lahinnable
part of town, with carte blanche to dreos as
elegantly as she chose, and yoa will not
wonder that she was admired to an extent
that led to great expectations of an enviable
settlement in life. And yat Rose Wilder
bad reached twenty five years of a?e and
was still unmarried. People. bejan to ahake
their heads and talk about picking up
crooked nick at the end ot the wood, aud
even my Uncle and Aunt Wilder, and my
icale WiU'er coucius, betrayed signs of so
licitude. Il was a popular opinion that Rose Wilder
had enjoyed many rare opportunities of
marriage. I think it was a fallacy. From
extended observation I have formed the
opinion that the belles of society have fewer
good oppottcnities for marriage than itierr
less brilliant contemporaries. Men love to
watch flashing meteors as they dart across
tbe heavens, but the) select mellow rush
lights to guide them o'er life's rough ways.
Men love :o dance rci tbe sunthme, but
they sit down by steady dre-Iights for reet
Ingham Boiler suggested that figure. He
said one night, as h watched her, ''She is ,
ike the sun in our social system. Ery-t-ndy
el-e shines 'by borrowed light ; but
sUe, in her originality and natural brillian-
t ia iAmn,nhl Irk nnthm- tiTif ft ii n
then h attracts all, and i- above all ir. tier
hih and mighty ways. The sun Mees i
for a time, but il leaves as in its steady
ficklene, and we grope and sinniNe in
tbe itarkiie.-s. It has -pot upon its surface,
and 1 cannot te blnJ kj some -rioe Isalts
in Ruse Wilder character fnut1 for the
mol part sprinins from her position and
the falerdiic-ttvi o! tle times Worl of
all, aie is like the sun, nirely-five millions .
of miles awa5 from everybody. We sneer
at the boy who cried for the moon. Same
cl us are guilty of gre:er foity, and sih
far the central un No ! no ! We must I
content to batk in its rajs for a brief sea
on, knowing that the night will sorely
come. , Slewed be the Johua who has
power to command ar.d, secure it? obe'di
enc!" - 1
I think there were few men who ever
made Rose Wilder conscious of the exi-t-ence
of her own heait. Tom Day loi ered
about her lor a couple of jeurs and then
marrifd stupid Helen Tomer and Rote
laughed merrily over the inconzraons mvch. '
Dr. Langworthy danced attendance lor an
indefinite period ; and when he married,
Rose was evidently relieved. So it was
with a score ol other. They only touched
her-outward life, and her heart was on af
fected It waa different with Mark Stanton.
When be married our cousin Eugene Wild
er's widow, Rose looked grave. I think she
had neatly (alien a victim to his fascinating
manner and handsome eyes. We all had
a suspicion of some emotion when Ingham .
Boiler went to Europe, alter a serious mis
anderitauding with he; ; bat there was
nothing save a toning down of high spirits
and a new gentleness of manner to confirm
And now lhat Rose waa twenty-five yeirs
of age, Uncle Wilder's solicitude became (
painful. He spoke much of the folly of
promiscuous kindness, and sounded the j
praisee of Milo Baxter from noon till night, j
31 'to Baxter was a weaitny cacneior, auu
Rose only laughed acd avoided him.
The solicitude was explained when Uncle
Wilder came home one day with his anx
ious face sadder :han ever, and told his fatn
ify he was a bankrupt. Aunt Wilder was
almost stunned, aud Rote was sorely shot k
ed and distressed ll is harr- to contem
plate changes iu luxurious habits? From
poveny to luxury, tbe habits slide away so
easily. From luxury to povery, fhey rling
o tenaciously. After the first shock, Roae
was the bravest sufferer of the whole. This
ordeal brought ool all the woman in ber
natore. When the elegant furniture, and
pictures, and statuary were disposed of, and
the family were located in a small cottage,
whose beauty consisted in simplicity and
neatness, Rose asioni-heJ tbe family yet
more by brr proposition to serve a govern
ess in the family ol a friend. Aunt Wilder
wept, and Uncle Wilder pretended there
was uo necessity; and Bob and Harry, with
their e'egar.t notions, and fatidioas taste,
and very small salaries, grew hot with in
dignaiion and vowed she should nor. Hjj'
she did. Any One who had seen the look
upon ber face, and understood the nature
which that look revealed, wonld have de
clari l a priori she would do ir. She did it
faithfully too, hard as ervice to an inferior
i. Day after day found her a patient work
er in the booee of Mrs. Lennox, where for
merly she had idled an occasional hour and
declared it such a tore. Sometime there
came to ber ear familiar voices of ber old
attendants as ihey flirted in Mr. Lennox
parlors ; and Fanny Lennox' ' impering
tones as she entertained, her visitors; and
her eyes would flash with emotion, and ber
Us 2? a weald grow f harp wita paia far tp
iiMatil ; but il waa aoon over. Except for
these occasional pane at old remembran
ces. Rose Wilder was a happier woman
iban before. It ia unfortunate that tbe beat
society rob 'most women of any airn in
life save marriage and dresa. It is an io
diputable fact that there is a real satisfac
tion in earning money. Rose Wilder had
ibis satisfaction, and woik enough to keep
idle fancies away and cares enough to make
One night she donned her bonnet and
mantle, and, as she caught a reflection o'
her lace in a Lennox mirror, she laughed to
herself Her own happiness surprised her;
and yet it was only the pleasure she expe
rienced tecause ber work was well done
and she held in her hand a check that would
buy coveted luxuries she had scarcely beed
ed once. She actually sang as she tripped
through the ball, aud was unconsciously
humming as he pased down the stone
step, mni almo-; ran over a gentlemen who
waa staring at the numbers of Ihe houses.
She looked op, frightened, he looked down,
amused, and, af;er a moment's scrutiny, ex
claimed: "Rose Wilder!''
It was Ingham Butler, just retorned from
When they had exchanged moto.1 greet-
ng, he said: "Do yoa expect your car- I
riage, or are yon walking?"
' I always walk, now-a-day," h an
swered. "It is well," he answered, approvingly.
M know now where yoa get your red cheek
and the new sparkle in your eyes."
Rose smiled. Evidently he did not know.
"How are all my old friend ?''. he in
quired. "Jennie Cragg and yoa were inti
mate ; is she well ?"
1 have not seen ber for months," aha
answered with a little buterueas.
"Kate Stamon i married, I bear. Of
course yoa know her husband ? '
"(have seen i:im atcburcb; I have no
"Is Harry Latimer io town?"
''I had a distant bow from birn thia morn
Yon come from Mrs. Lennox's door, I
see. Do yoo see them ofte.i ! ' j
"I we more of them than any one else,"
She was abonl lo expluin her position,
but rdie bad tfnchJ the :ore win-re she
wi-hed lo make purchases, and excused
I shall come to see yoa soon, if yon will ' ibeir looatior. Tr.ey can le removed with
allow me," be said. 4Do you live in the knife without injury to tne tree. Trev
same place?' will appear like a worm nr. third cf an
Oh no! we are oul of lown." She lies- j lllCh in lengil. Mtt per mi Vielect ini
tiated ; she could not explain there, and j i.peration nil spring by which time lhy
gave him her address. j will have tuada lare cavity in the tree
Thai night Ingham Boiler called on Fan- and done mnch inj-jry. When i'iey re
ny Lernox. main two years the) become a Urge worm.
"How bright and happy Rose Wilder . and do treat iijiry lo ihe tree. We have
looks!' he said, i'i the coure of conversa- ' heard many complaints from those who
lion. "I !N about to be married 7"
Fanny. Lennox laughed. 'I think she
wa never ao far from it. She is ocr gov
erne.s.'? Then followed a history of Uncle Wild
er's bankruptcy and the new state ot af
fair. Tbe man waa astonished most of all by
the bappy face he bad seen that da- a
face so full of truth and hope and child like
joy, that he bad leveJ ;l more than in ita
olden haughtiness. lis smiled as he re-
membered Fanny Lennox' words "Never i
so far from manisga aa now." If ihe girl '
ever possessed any regard for me, she was !
never so i.e-r it." he said to himself.
Fanny Lennox gave a party, and Ingham
Bailer epied Ko-e Wilder half hidden in
a remote corner. The happy lock was gone,
ml in its place a sd aud anxious face. He
asked her why she refused in see bi n.
She answered briefly : 4 My. invitation to
the parlor were such I could not accept."
"I wish Mis Wilder had come for my
sake, in spi'e of other." m
He said il earnestly, looking steadily into
'Impossible," she answered coldly.
Ingham Butler sighed. "Oh. Rose Wild
er ! you are ninety-five millions of miles
a By from me wben yoo speak in that
tone, not near me as on the day I first mat
yoo. 1 feared the sun wool! be clooded
when it rose again."
She answered coldly : "If yoa mean me
when you speak of tbe sun, it will soon be
feel. 1 arn going to leave ihe parlors. 1
cannot be patronized."
There was half a sob in Tier tones. Ingham
Boiler drew her within the window where
the certains hid them from view.
"Slay for my sake. Roe Wilder, will
yoa stay for me ? I will dance with yoa and
iben I mast go. I will come to yoa agi'ia.
Shall i find you ?
His tones were full of pasaion, and thtre
was that, within bis eyes thai thrilled ber
"I do not know,' ahe answered. 'I will
stay if I can."-
He danced with ber, and she encountered
but few cold' bows and formal greet in ,itat
he would not expose herself to rbem again,
and related farther invitation. Ingham
Butler was the lion of the evening; and
Rose from her qniel corner, listened to his
tinging and watched fair .girl court his
smile and favor cntil her heart ached sore
ly. She wonld go. No! she bad promuied
him. She would stay.
At last he eame lo her, and drew her
within ihe window-drspery.
"Why did yoo stay ?' he aked.
Because I promised yoo," ahe answer
ed. "Would ya have prniaedeiber barn?"
'Why did )oo promise mi!"
"Because because D
"Bacanse yea love roe even as I love
She did net answer. Har eyes were foil
Ingham Duller interpreted tbern rightly,
and exclaimed :
"Thank God ! I am Joahoa, and the snn
of my life shall t.ever set ! '
A Sirjnlar Story.
The Macen Telegraph tells the following
ad story of Ihe war : -
"I learned on yesterday the circomitancaa
ol a melancholy quandary in which a young
lady, one of the most estimable and Isrely
in this part of the country, was placeJ. A
gallant young officer was betrothed 14 her.
He fell on the fatal field of Sharpaburg. She
loved him dearly, and waa afflicted fit be
yond what lovers of a more buoyant temper
would have aoflsred. She went into
monrning, secluded herielf from society,
devoted herielf to religions and charitable
deeds, aad was "dead to the world." A few
months ago, a young gentleman of great
wealth, superior talents, and handsome
person, accidentally formed bA acquaintance
jn lhj of bnmM tranflC(ion.
e wM ;ciM(eJ whh htr. pfr,eTefej
until be overcome her aversion linln by
little, and finally they became engaged io
be married or.ly a fortnight ago. She had
already made ont her order f.r an elegsnt
iromstuu Bat four dav ao ill firt lover
returned. He had been carried to a North
ern lopiia! from the bal'le field, wi:h no
hope of life, aud has just been liberated and
returned. He has a frightful scar across his
face, only one eye, is an invalid for life,
and is poor; bat in hit bosom burnt a man
lr and noble soul. The poor girl has shot
herself up, and will not see either of them.
The meeting between ber and her first lov-
j er the other day, is said to bave been dis
tressing. Hi letter had failed to reach
her, and she firmly believed he was dead,
till he ktood before her, th ghastly ruin of
her lover, once so handonre and manly.
oor feuvk; have csught a glimpse of him
ttnce B j,e ptMed alon? the street, wiib his
crutches and melaocho'y face."
Th Done Now 'n the tim to watch
for this ) ear's rroo of borer. If jou trill
look a, the bae of the irae en will see a
little depotit of chip, which will indica'e
have snfTvred wil'iio the last two years from
Iheir ravages, and admonish all onr readers
who have young archards to watch Iheir
trees. If gra grows aronnd the tree, draw
it away and the borers may be found even
below the surface of the ground.
A Nw England Miss Elopcv In Frank
fort, Kentucky, a young white lady, hailinu
from New England, was employed by the
Freedmen's 3ureau in teacii ihe nrgra chil
dren. The dusky urchins thronged her
"eminary, ar.d she wa intensely popular.
eard for a good leon h Ire
q'lenlly gave a kis. Matter went mi
f swimmingly lor a time, anu in -jon irn i
den" negroes were being fast elevated
Soch was the prosperity of the school thai
a principal one Professor Hawkina fable)
waa sent to take charge ol the "institu
tion," when, shocking to relate, Ihe fair one,
having in her possession the funds supplied
to defray the expenses of the school, de
camped, forgetting to di'ide the funds afore
said with the Professor. Of course be ia in
dignant. Tne Dctt or Young Men. There "n no
mortal object so beautiful to me as a con
scientious young tnaa. 1 watch him ail do
a star in tbe heavens ; clouds may be before
him, bat we know that his light is behind
ihem, and will beam 'forth again; the blaze
of others' popularity may outshine him. bo:
we know, although anseen, he illuminate
hi own true sphere. Ha resists lemptat.on
not without a struggle, for that is no virtue:
but be reMt" and rot.qntr; he hear the
aream of fie pn-fligate, and it r-niiji h-m,
for lhat ia a trait ol Tirine, but heaU with
his own pore lonct . He heed not llit
watchwo rd to fatSiou, if il lead lo ain.
Tilt Lncisville Jomnal says: We have
not though! it necessary or worth our while
lo disease the question whether tbe Clerk ol
tbe Lower House of Congress has or has
not ihe right lo place on the roll, as mem
bers of that body, those whom he thinks
regnlarly elected. The idea that a mere
clerk of the Hour has any soch power, or
thst be coold attempt to usurp it, without
deserving to be kicked from .one end cf
Pennsylvania avenue to tbe other, is oilerly
Ths Rev. Dr. Bacon, of New Haven,
Conn , has lately been to -Richmond. On
bis way back be called opon President
Johnson, and lohfrliim, among other thing,
thai h found two hundred and filty white
childten attending the labratory school at
Richmond,, a, poor and Ignorant as ibe
black, and equa'ly needd aid from ihe
North. Whereupon the President qaietly
remarked: "I am very glad to find .that
aemsbody knows that there are wahe folia
at the Soot J"
Tlii lstJji Sods.
"Do 1 toilers in Fate V
I beard a lady sing,
While at my garden gale
One pensive eve in spring.
Her eyes fell cn the moon,
As in its beams she sale,
Anl placiiMy he sung
"Oh, I telieve in Fate!"
' Do I believe in Fate ?
Why ele am I content
So patiently to wait
For what may ne'er be sent?
His eyes looked love on me
Although became toe late;
Though his I may not be
Yet 1 believe iu Fate !"
"All earth is smiling now,
And life to me ia sweet,
No care ditorba my brow,
And Time's soft wings are fleet,
Hope shinelh. like a star.
And I'm content to wail ;
Though happiness be far,
Yet I believe in Fate !"
Wife find Squids.
1 heard an anecdote of Kaffirland to day,
which, thoogh irrelevant to our adventures
here, is so amusing that I must record it,
particularly aa my informant vouched for its
truth. At an outpost far np ihe country
resided an officer and his wife. The latter
warned by her husband not to venture alone
fir from t ha house ; but one day imprudently
going beyond her usual limits, she encoun
tered a wild looking Kaffir, who took her by
the hand, and would be moved by no en
treaties to sutler her to depart. He made
her sit down, and untying ber bonnet, let
down ber long hair, at which he expressed
rapturous admiration. He next look ofF her
gloves, and appeared enchanted with her
while hands; aud then proceeded to divea:
her of her aiioes and eockingt and won
dered at her little white feel. The next
morning the lady and ber husband were
awakened at an early hour by a chattering
under their window : and .on requiring
the cane of iheir di-rurbarrce, the gentle
man waa acocted by the hero of the previ
ous !)-, ttli.i had been so oppred by the
charms nf our fair country-woman, that he j
iad come with twelve squaws to make ti e
liberal orler of exchange them lor the gen
tleman w-i'e. ar.d wh not a littln nurprited
wheu hi eneroii term were rfued,
M'jtr Paged Ctmp en I Cxntonmtnt.
A Court Sccxb ' William Look ; tell c.
William, who made yon ?'
Wiliarn, who waa considered a fool
screwed up hi face, and looked though. ful,
and somewhat bewildered, replied:
Moe, I 'poe.;
"That will do.'' r-aid Counsellor Grey, and
addresMng the Court 'The wiine save
he supposes M"es mad him. That is an
an intelligent answer, and more than 1 iho";
him capab'e c4 git ing, for it howa he has
some faint Wtea of Scripture. 1 submit that
it ia not aiiflicien! to entitle bim to be a worn
as a wiine, capable of giing evidence."
j "Air. Judge," said the fool, "may I ax
I ihe lwyer a quesi'on ?''
4 Cvruinly," said the Judge.
Wall, then, Mr. Lawjer, who d'ye
prse made j ou ?''
Aaron, I 'po'" said Counsellor Grey,
imitating the wi ne-a.
After the mint had somewhat subsided,
il'o witness drawled out,
"Wall, neow, we do read in the Book that
Aaron once made a calf, but who'd thought
ihe darned critter had gol in here ?' Sandy
A iocsg lady in Chicago was betrothed
at the beginning of the war to a lieu
tenant in tbe army. He waa killed in bat
tle, and his boJy taken home and buried by
his nearest friend and comrade who was
with him when he fell. To this yoong man
the lady's affections were transferred, in
lime, and she engaged lo marry him. On
the day when they were to be united, and
while the clergyman was abnot lo join iheir
handa, the lady suddenly fainted. On re
covering, hn said ahe had seen the spirit
of her loter. who nad forbidden the mar.
riage. Out ol deference lo the wishes of
j the decea.ed gentleman, tha nuptials were
iiidefim ely postponed, and Ihe heroine has
j'il entered a convent.
A correspondent write os from Galves
ton: '! have seen a Confederate Colonel,
with his fnll uniform on, star acd all, driv
ing a dray, with a mule whose harness was
made ot ropes. A late Litotenant General
of the rebel army is a clerk in an express
office at New Orleans, and the officer who
drove off Franklin and bis fifteen thousand
men er Sabine, is a barkeeper at Houston."
A'ru? Yoik Post.
It is said that a girl r.i England was struck
dumb by the firing cf a cannon. Smre
then a number ol married men aava invited
the artillery to come and discharge their
pieces on their premises.
Josh Billings says ol the servan'.s at Long
"Most ov'em are black, bat micy ov'em
ha lived se long among the wbite'lhat
ibey bein lo adopt onr color."
t A drunken man mod the other day to
' get a policeman to arrt bis own si. ado.
on the complaint that tbe ill-looking ftilew
) kept lollowiof hisutTtty whir ha went.
The Lost lrli. !
A real deal of nonsense has been ottered '
by sensation lectures and magazine writers
about wonderfel arts which perished with
the ancients. To trust in the lamentations
of these wiseacres over the "lost art," one
woold ihink we had fallen upon very da
generate time indeed. But none of the
doleful stories are true. Cleopatra, no 1
doubt, was a very fine woman ; but she
never dissolted pearls in wine. Arch
imedes was a great man in his day,
but he never set fire lo tbe Roman ships
with burning glasses as the fable relates.
Tbe ancients had no useful arts which
we do not understand belter aod practice !
mere skillfully than lby did. Tne hum
bleat American mechanic could teach tbe
polished Greek and the conning Egyptian
sciences and aita of which ihey never
dreamed. The ancients, indeed, did many
wenderful things which have not been j
since repeated; but ihey were only such
things as are not worth doing over again.
If we had occasion to build such foolish
things as a pyramid, we would improve
upon our model in every respect; and in
stead of keeping a hundred thousand half
started slaves at the work for twenty years,
we would turn il out finished in a few
months. George Law and a hundred oth
ers would be williog to lake the contract at
a day 'a notice.
If any people, now adays, lived in a
condition like the ancients, they would be
objects lor sincere pity, and it would be our
duty speedily lo send missionaries amnng
them. What a lamentable sight would be a
nation of great mental vigor, half clothed
and poorly led, tilling the earth with rrood
en ploughs; without soap, pins, friction
matches, or India rubber? How queenly
would one of our factory girls appear to
them? How magical the an of a Yankee
clockmaker Beggars, now-a-days, with
regard lo the substantial comforts of life,
fare better tttsu ancient kings.
Our moilerc civilizaiion is snrely just
what is ani ed for the welfare of humanity.
The s'eam engine, politics, electricity,
morality, and every good thing moves on
hrmoiiiouly. We look back to tbe paM,
to notice, as warnings, the paths of error
which our predecessor trod, and we puh
on cheerfully, and confidently leel lhat the
prrr,t and the lotore ar of the utmost
importance to us. Siiet:fi. Aw ei ican.
Gckkril Ct'Mi is rather seriously mixed
op in connii speculations cotton proving J
more pro'fible than camels. A ilemphis
paper states he case lbiit
"When Gen. Curtis occupied Helens, in
1862, his army captured twenty-three hun
dred talea of cotton belonging to "General
Pillow then of the retel service. These"
were confi-cated, an J, as was supposed,
turned orer to the offirers of the United
States Treasury. Since Gsneral Pillow ob
tained his pardon, however, il ha been as
certained that, instead of the Government
recei ing the benefit of this cotton operation,
it ia suspected that it was reserved for the
use ol Gen. Curtis, as no return was ever
mad ot it Gen. Pillow, we understand,
has instituted proceedings against General
Curtis fur the missing cotton, or its equiva
lent in currency."
Concerning Editors. At a printer's fes
tival the editorial vocation was thus dene
brown: - j
The man thai is expected to know every-,
thing, tell everything that he knows, and j
gueas at the rest, to make known his charac
ler,e:abliU the reputation of bis neighbors,
a ii. I elect all candidates lor office; lo blow
everybody and relorm the world ; to live for
ihe benefit of others, and the epitaph on
Lis tombstone: -Here he lies at last."
Iu ariort he is a locomrtive running on the
lrck of puslic notoriety; bis boiler i filled
with ink; hi tender his scissors ; his driv.
in; wheels, public opinion, whenever be
explodes, it is caused by ncn-payment ol
CntroR Wik Evas. An elderly gen
tleman accustomed to "indulge," entered
the room ol a certain inn, where sat a grave
friend by the (Ire. Lilting a pair of greeu
spec aclee upoa his forehead, rubbing hi
, ' .,i8,. fJ. k".i.
inflamed eyes, and Calling for hot handy
and water, be complained '.hat bis eye were !
i . i i . i !
getting weaner anu weaaer, anu mai even
tbe spectacles did not seem lo do them any
"I'll tell thee, friend," replied the Quaker,
"what 1 think, if thee was to wear thy spec
tacles over thy mouth for a few months, thy
eye would get sound again."
Ax instance of distinction without a
difference was oflered by tbe Irishman who(
having legs of different sizes, ordered hi
I boots to be made accordingly. His direc
tions were obeyed, but as he tried the
small boot on the larger leg. he exclaimed,
petulantly, ' Confound the fellow ! I ordered
him to make one larger ihan tbe other; and
instead of that, he haa made one smaller
than :he other."
A certain minister gotng to visit ene of
hi parishioners, asked him how he bad
rested during the night. c0, wondrous ill,
sir," replied he "for mine eye have not
come tfgethT for three niulits." "What
is the reason of lhat!"' said the other.
Ala! sir," said he, "because my nue wa
Ir is a temaikable fact that, however well
young ladies may be versed in grammar,
very few can dselina matrimeriy.
Brilliant and effective conversation If tbe
result of a gift highly cultivated by varioo .
knowledge, streng'tliened by deep and a'r
nest experience, sharpened by contact with
sociaty. What a pleasure to listen to aoon
music! What can more effectually move
and influence the so'ul ? By this we do not -mean
highly elaborated talk, bat appropiate
scintillating, elevating, original, and in tbs
best sense beautiful words, like a fountain
wkh newly recurring form of manifesta
tions, and ceasing wben the ttbsetvers tire.
Tbe conversation which fell from the lip
of Fox, Burke, Dr. Johnson, Coleridge, and
other famous talkers of England was ot
such interest as to bold tbeir listeners fct
hours. Like other gifts, it should be colli
vated. Jenny Lind, endowed with the gift
of music, but of what practical ose aulas
cultivated ? More attention should be paid
lo this branch in onr school and colleges'.
As it ia there are comparatively few pro
fessors that give it any special attention and
not anfrequently the best students are the
most awkward in conversation.
This ia not as it should be. Not Ions;
since we knew a lady, who from ber posi
tion had the means of f ol. g great good
Thia. little woman could not say three con
secutive words to influence, or make belter
the least person within ber reach, and still
we are told that she waa a splendid scholar.
It was an assertion lhat we tried to believe,
but alas, she was sadly deficient in tbe ose
of words if indeed she really had ideas.
Conversation ia the exponent of the mind.
Some spin their mind like tops; others
move down the current ef conversation like
iull-laden sVipt; others shower brilliants
like meteors with an occasional lighlnior
flash; and still others that go on like a mole .
in a tread-mil', never stopping.
A man asually talks best opon that sub
ject which be best understands, and la
which he has centered strangest interest,
provided he has not become a victim of
morbid excitement upon fiat subject. Tl:at
conversation is mrst effective opon the
minds of others which most perfectly inter
prets the thought of the soul or whatever
suhject i considered. The straightforward,
honest relation of the humblest creature of
the earth may have power to touch and i l
fiueuce the heart of the highest a id most
Men g'eat !i action are often silent in
company. Their power imps's them in
oher dire ijti than ih:r toigue. Tais is
R,0 rqnally irue of those eminent in any
-one department of science. Their brains are
too thoroughly adapted to silsut iudy for
the full development cf language. Authors
are not urjlrtequently silent people sate on
rare and peculiarly favorable occasions.
Milton cocld noi cotverie; Butler was "br
ing and sullen;-' Dante was silent or iron cil;
Swift nervous. Chaucer' silence was said
to be more agreeable than Lis conversation.
Junius was so very diffident Le coald never
get beyond a few preliminary words Des
cartes, Corneitle, and Scuthy still acd laci
turn save with intimate friends.
We woold not be the crow fishing for
evil. It is pleasant lo think of Leih Hunt,
Carlyle, aid others who were brilliant and
highly effective. Neither does ou: own
country lack for good conversationalists
charming men and women, some whose
names a known to fame, not caring for re-
outside cf tbe paradise ihey call
home. There are various styles ol conver
sation peculiar to diflerent people. Serxw
people link their words-to those of others
by such general expressions as "indeed,"
"oh, yes," "is it possible,"-wiih a kind of
susvity peculiar io certain organization.
Others are direct, abruptly making interro
gations and observations. Then there is a
scintillating, epigrammatic style which,
flies about ihe listeners like a rocket. Coo
verse with Ihe roan of law, and his opin
ions are uttered oracslarly. Hi words are
chosen with adaptation to esnse rather than
souod. He quotes only the ablest aod as
thorities. His purpose is to ins:roct and
convict rather than to amuse.
Talk with (he merchant, and bt will tall
' too how he began life with only a sixpence,
i how he got alon?, what he is new worth ,
1 villi enoli a asiicfiaid pnntimait ir that rOH
; , , . ' , . .,
t m',B t?ood-io mofedly, wondencg if the
possession of money wonld make yoa hap
Converse with one of the finest women in
the country, tbe wife of an eminent mart,
and the mother of a handsome son, and ac
complished well-dressed daughters, and sh
reminds yoa momeolarily of what "ihe
Jodg saya," "My eon is at present in En
robe," and "My daoghtera are so moch ia
society; " while another tells yoa, with
such conscious air, that "My celebrated so
and ao is the author cf lhat celebrated work
which is just now throwing a wonderful vnv
light on the public mind," Still another Jj
will tell yoa of "My baby," jnst a thouzh ;-
I he re never was one before, and not likely 5-
to be another. All con versation i more of
less contagious; consequently persons soon
come to tlk like those to whom they listen
Ah ! how fearfully troe is it of all persons
a, ibe influence of tbeir speech, for goy
k as ST V.
or evil is past an compnta'ion. i-et as eet
then, to order our con relation arigbll
past all cornfla:
studying to improve this talent, as every j
other, to the good of our fellow men. Sa-
titdoy Evening Potf
A robest coontrj man meeting a physician,
ran to hide behind a wall; being asked the
cause, he replied, "It is so lengsioce I have
been sick, lhat I am ashamed U Uak a phy
sician ia.tb face."